Saturday, October 24, 2009

More information about the red bellied woodpecker

Last week, we saw another Red Bellied Woodpecker at the bird banding station like last time. We learned new information which is that when its tongue is it's head, it goes all the way around its skull. Usually, the researchers can tell how old a bird is by blowing the head feathers and looking at the skull. BUT, not with this woodpecker because it's tongue is in the way. It stretches all the round the skull. When it jets out, it shoots off the skull and out of the bird's mouth. Cool!
We've found the red bellied woodpecker's call before, but we're going to give you a different one. Here it is! It has a lot of different sounds, and Jill really likes this call.

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